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  1. Pattern support

    I am surprised pattern support has not arrived for InDesign yet. I would like to be able to pick a repeating pattern or drop a png of a pattern in and select to repeat it vertically and/or horizontally within a frame.

    5 votes
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  2. Print Preview Dialogue Box

    The small print preview in the print dialogue box was recently changed to a light grey, making it harder at first glance to discern page from background. Can you please allow changing it back to dark grey be a preferences option

    2 votes
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  3. add "My Themes" from CC in Color Themes box, or give me a clickable link to 'Windows>Libraries'.

    add "My Themes" from CC in Color Themes box, or give me a clickable link to 'Windows>Libraries'.

    1 vote
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  4. Add a conditional text checkbox in eyedropper settings

    As in topic. It would be much easier to allow condition to be applied with eyedropper tool

    2 votes
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  5. add Latin dictionary

    Include a Latin dictionary in InDesign's default dictionary. It would be nice not to have to tell InDesign to ignore every instance of various scientific terms, or Latin mottos, etc.

    5 votes
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  6. Drag text from CC libraries to existing line

    When you drag text from the CC libraries into a text frame that has some text in it, the text you dragged won't be added to the line but it will create a new text frame.

    I'd like it for the text to be added to a line in a text frame.

    1 vote
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    Need more info  ·  Anonymous responded

    Thanks for making this suggestion. Currently you can right click on the Text element in the Libraries Panel with your insertion pointer at the location where you would want the text to go.
    Once you do this you get an option of Placing inline. This way you can insert the text at the exact same location.

    Let me know how this goes for you.

  7. object layer options

    Please add ability to edit Object Layer Options for more than one copy of the exact same PSD image at one time.

    4 votes
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  8. Querverweise

    Querverweise in andere Dokumente funktioniert nicht zuverlässig. Entwerden stürzt INDesign ständig ab oder die Performance ist so stark eingeschränkt, dass man quasi in InDesign nicht mehr arbeiten kann, da die Dokumente, auf die verwiesen wird ständig im Hintergrund geöffnet und wieder geschlossen werden.

    2 votes
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  9. TABS dialog box - so very tiny...

    Am I the only person who finds the Tabs dialog box ridiculously small and difficult to work with? Even if you zoom right into text, the box itself remains the same. In trying to move the indent markers I'm constantly creating unwanted new tab markers which can be easily deleted, but still annoying. Any words of wisdom?

    2 votes
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  10. Hyphenate : make exceptions

    1 How if we could select/input characters which do NOT count as characters to be hyphenated ? My customers wants his product names & codes (which contain hyphens) NOT to be hyphenated. So in the paragraph hyphen options there would be a box to input "/" or combos like "Li-Ion".

    2 Would save enormously on manual copy checks.

    2 votes
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  11. Previously saved versions of a document

    It would be very helpfull if InDesign stored a log of previously saved versions of one particualr document. For example, if I have worked on a file for multiple weeks and oversaved all of the changes that were made to the document, but then suddenly the client wanted to have some of the changes undone I could easily find the version where those changes hadn't been done. That would save the hassle of saving multiple documents or whole buch of additional pages inside the document.

    3 votes
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  12. Consistent tool bars

    Could you please place all the common tools in the same place in each program?

    And when a number of degrees is typed for an object to rotate, could every program rotate the same direction please? E.g., Ill and INDD rotate clockwise while Pshop rotates counterclockwise. That makes no sense. Thanks

    3 votes
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  13. I opened my Indesign program and a message asked if I could provide input on how to improve Indesign. Here is my reply.

    I tried to write this response in the "Help Improve Adobe Products" window that opens up on launch of Indesign, but I ran out of space:
    Indesign has layer after layer after layer of instructions on how do even the most common things. The problem is that in order to understand one layer, you have to understand at least the terminology and concepts of the other layers. These days, when you open the box for many devices there is a quick set up document included. I recommend that you do something like that. But not with instructional videos. Someitimes you…

    2 votes
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  14. User-defined counters

    See WordPerfect and LibreOffice

    1 vote
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  15. Open a new file and see the full page upon opening

    When you open a document, the upper left corner should appear in the upper left corner of the window. Then you won't have to scroll to see the page. Currently it opens on the pasteboard with the upper left corner in the middle of the window so it's mostly hidden.

    So annoying. I hope you can fix it.

    1 vote
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  16. Use regular selection tool with grouped objects

    I would like to be able to select multiple objects within a group using the regular Selection Tool. Currently InDesign only allows me to select 2 items within a group. If I try to select a third object it "exits" the group. The Direct Selection Tool allows me to select multiple grouped objects, but will sometimes select just a vertex or other sub-element of an object. It would be great if the regular selection tool could select as much content within a group as desired. Thanks!

    2 votes
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  17. Please fix menu overlap on fly out pages' window

    Wasn't sure if I should call this a bug or if it is by design, however, please fix the overlapping of the page indicator/tools on the pages' fly out menu. It overlaps when you have the window be its narrowest.
    When this happens I am unable to use the tools (e.g. deleting a page by dragging over the trash icon)

    4 votes
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  18. Add a "Dropword" feature

    A “dropword” is like a drop cap, but instead of making one or more characters large, it makes a space for the letter or word, but leaves the word a normal size:
    https://indesignsecrets.com/creating-dropwords-indesign.php

    2 votes
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  19. Quick key and/or eyedropper tool option for ALL CAPS and lowercase in inDesign

    Having to use dropdown menu (and noting conspicuously absent quick key notation) is so tedious when you have to do this 100 times

    1 vote
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  20. stop update whole Indd imported file (multipages)

    Would it be possible for an imported "indd" file to update only pages that were changed? Now the whole file is updated

    3 votes
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